The pharmaceutical industry involves the development, production, testing and sale of drugs licensed for medical use. Pharmaceutical companies are required to abide by a number of laws and regulations regarding patents and tests etc. in order to ensure the efficacy and safety of their products. The process of manufacturing and distributing pharmaceutical products requires the purchase of raw materials for bulk synthesis of active and inactive ingredients. Products flow through manufacturers’ warehouses, wholesale distributors/3rd party logistics providers, retail pharmacies, medical institutions, and finally to the patient. Some products make their way back to their manufacturers due to recalls and returns.
Based on its recent analysis of the global manufacturing execution system (MES) market for pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and cell & gene therapies, Frost & Sullivan recognises Werum IT Solutions with the 2019 Global MES for Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, and Cell & Gene Therapies Customer Value Leadership Award.
The pharmaceutical industry is preparing for an accelerated pace of consolidation, with the number of mergers up 39 per cent since 2017¹. This year has already witnessed its first ‘super merger’ between two of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, Bristol-Myers and Celgene, valued at $74 billion.²
PatSnap has launched PatSnap Bio, a new module to the PatSnap platform that enables organisations working within the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Agricultural industries to search through over 300 million DNA, RNA and protein sequences, which are linked to patents and correlated with PatSnap’s wider innovation dataset.
Werum IT Solutions, supplier of manufacturing execution systems (MES) and manufacturing IT solutions for the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, and the authentication expert Nymi have entered a strategic partnership.
Chartwell Pharmaceuticals, a contract manufacturer providing Rx solid dosage, packaging, and analytical services, recently implemented software from Adents – provider of versatile and easily deployable serialisation and track-and-trace software solutions – to assure compliance with current and future track & trace deadlines.
LLamasoft, the supply chain design software and solutions provider, has announced that following a number of successful projects, AstraZeneca has selected LLamasoft’s Supply Chain Guru and Data Guru as tools of choice for supply chain modelling.
Elemica, the Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, recently held its IGNITE 2015 Supply Chain Conference in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Galexis is to use Relex’s supply chain management software to reap the benefits of Relex’s automated replenishment while maximising transparency for sales campaigns and promotions.
Infor has announced that Prisym ID has selected Infor SyteLine for 20 users throughout the UK and US. Infor SyteLine will replace a combination of Excel spreadsheets and Sage Line 500.